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Students who have additional financial need may be allowed to work up to 19 hours per week at on-campus jobs. Every effort is made to place students in jobs related to their field of study. Students not eligible for the Federal and State Work-Study Program may apply for other work opportunities through the Institutional Work-Study Program.


  1. File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This application is available from high school counselors and principals, from the Financial Aid Office, or through FAFSA on the Internet ( School Code Number for Howard College is 003574. 
  2. Enrolled in at least half-time (6 hours) in an eligible degree or certificate program at Howard College.
  3. Contact the Financial Aid Office to insure that all copies of the Student Aid Report/I.S.I.R. for the Pell Grant are on file in the Financial Aid Office regardless of grant eligibility.


A Work-Study is a student who works on campus for a department or office in the College. Jobs might include answering phones, filing paperwork, office duties, creative projects, social media, or helping other students. As the name implies, work study students can also study while they complete their hours if their job related duties are complete. 


A Work-Study makes $9 per hour. The number of hours you can work is calculated by Financial Aid. If you are eligible to be a work-study, you may be able to work up to 19 hours per week maximum. Your supervisor will work with you to create a schedule that accommodates your class time and student responsibilities. Most students end up working 12-18 hours per week. Work-study students are paid monthly just like college employees.  


Students often find jobs working outside of the college at places like grocery stores or restaurants. It can be difficult to accommodate class schedules and student responsibilities with traditional employers. As a Work-Study, you know your employer will be flexible because your boss is a college employee! Since work-study students work on campus, there’s no need to commute to a job somewhere else. It’s FUN! Most work-study positions involve doing things the college would normally do to help students achieve their goals. It can be a rewarding way to earn extra money. You’ll gain valuable experience and real-world skills to list on your resume and most supervisors are happy to provide a reference letter for future employers.

Step 1

File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). ( Use the School Code Number for Howard College: 003574. If you already completed the FAFSA for this year you can skip this step.

Step 2

Review the current openings on this page. Go talk to the contact for the position or schedule an appointment to discuss the duties. An interview may be required for some positions.

Step 3

Complete the Howard College Federal Work Study online application. (The page loads slowly) If you are hired there will be some additional papers to complete prior to starting work.

Current Openings

Library (Big Spring)

Work in the newly remodeled library building and assist library staff in turning dreams into reality! Learn, explore, and create with our 3D printers, laser printer, button maker, Cricut, and our new media and podcasting technology. Show off your technical skills or love of teaching by helping your fellow students and local community with basic technology troubleshooting or research guidance. Other duties include assisting library patrons with questions, keeping The Roost(our café) clean and stocked, shelving books, hosting educational and recreational events, and performing other basic tasks to aid in the day-to-day functions of the library. Help is needed on Fridays (8:00am – noon) and Sundays (1:00pm – 5:00pm). Additional hours can be accommodated. If interested, please email Michael Contreras, Director of Library Services, at or stop by the library.

Marketing/Social Media (Big Spring)

Work for the Marketing Department in Big Spring and assist with content creation for the campus social media accounts. Other duties may include photography at student activities, drafting news articles, helping with recruitment activities, and more! There are 2 openings remaining for Fall 2023. If interested please email Mick Sudano, Web Administrator and Marketing Coordinator: